tongueless

tongueless
adjective
1. lacking a tongue
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tongueless moccasins

Ant: ↑tongued
2. expressed without speech
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a mute appeal

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a silent curse

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"best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson

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the words stopped at her lips unsounded

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unspoken grief

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"choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe

Syn: ↑mute, ↑unspoken, ↑wordless
Similar to: ↑inarticulate, ↑unarticulate
Derivationally related forms: ↑muteness (for: ↑mute)

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  • Tongueless — Tongue less, a. 1. Having no tongue. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, speechless; mute. What tongueless blocks were they! would they not speak? Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Unnamed; not spoken of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] One good deed dying tongueless. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tongueless — [tuŋ′lis] adj. 1. having no tongue 2. speechless * * * tongue·less (tŭngʹlĭs) adj. 1. Having no tongue. 2. Lacking the faculty of speech; mute. 3. Speechless; silent. * * * …   Universalium

  • tongueless — (adj.) late 14c., having no tongue; early 15c. as speechless, silent, from TONGUE (Cf. tongue) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tongueless — [tuŋ′lis] adj. 1. having no tongue 2. speechless …   English World dictionary

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  • tongueless — adjective Date: 14th century 1. having no tongue 2. lacking power of speech ; mute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tongueless — adjective a) Having no tongue b) Lacking speech; mute …   Wiktionary

  • tongueless — adj. without a tongue; mute, unable to speak …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tongueless — tongue·less …   English syllables

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